Department of Architecture News

A&AA student research wide-ranging at Graduate Research Forum

Architecture students Annie Chiang, Ryan Dirks, Lindsay Rasmussen, Eric Schmidt, and Ashly Tuffo won the poster competition at the recent Graduate Student Research Forum for their project, "An Energy Analysis of The Stellar Apartments."  

Wayfinding project aims to help coast communities after tsunami

A project combining input from architecture professionals and students, Oregon Coast community members, and state emergency management experts is helping design signage improvements and alternative strategies for wayfinding in the event of a tsunami on the Oregon Coast.

Pattern Language conference in Austria has roots at UO in Portland

Department of Architecture Professor Hajo Neis, director of the Department of Architecture at UO in Portland and director of the Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory (PUARL), has announced a collaboration between PUARL and Pursuit of Pattern Languages and Societal Change (PURPLSOC) to

UO student team honored in Urban Land Institute competition

Architecture students Roxanne Robles, Gilberto Villalobos, and Omar Hason, landscape architecture student Andrew Jepson-Sullivan, and PPPM students Nestor Guevara and Evelyn Perdomo received an honorable mention in the 2015 Hines/Urban Land Institute design competition for their project titled "

HOPES 21: connect, adapt, collaborate

The annual Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference sponsored by the Ecological Design Center will be held on the UO campus April 9-11.

Gail Dubrow named Lawrence Medalist

Gail Dubrow is the 2015 recipient of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, the highest alumni honor presented by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

New A&AA building news available on blog

The A&AA community continues to take steps toward creating its future home on University Street. The location of the Phase I A&AA building is on the site of the current McArthur Court.

Recruitment Fair brings together 23 firms, 250 students

Twenty-three firms looking to hire A&AA graduates participated in the three-day 2015 Recruitment Fair sponsored by the Office of Professional Outreach and Development for Students (PODS) in Lawrence Hall recently.

Gillem wins two awards for Schofield Barracks sustainability plan

Associate Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, FAIA, AICP, recently received national-level design awards for the Sustainability Component Plan (SCP).

UO in Portland, MercyCorps launch design-build collaborative

Professor Howard Davis of the UO Department of Architecture has collaborated with MercyCorps Northwest and the 

Bettisworth, Hubbard, Newman, Nielson elevated to FAIA

A&AA alumni Charles Bettisworth, Gunnar Hubbard, Scott Newman, and Jim Nielson have been elevated to Fellows in the American Institute of Architects. The 2015 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the annual AIA Convention later this year in Atlanta.

Symposium to focus on sustainability

Tickets are now available for The John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium, to be held Saturday and Sunday May 16-17 in Eugene.

UO museum exhibit highlights architect Pietro Belluschi’s career, legacy

Portland-based architect Pietro Belluschi was one of the leading proponents of Modernist architecture in the Pacific Northwest.

UO graduate aids Polish synagogue project

In the late 1600s, a wooden synagogue was erected in the small Polish town of Gwozdziec. By 1731, a wooden dome, or cupola, was inserted into the roof of the synagogue.

Exhibition features interactive maps of Rome

An exhibition by Architecture Professor James Tice is on display in the Hayden Gallery in Lawrence Hall through February 20. The gallery is free and open to the public during regular building hours including weekends.

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